Daniel Jeakins

Music

Theme Park – Is This How It Starts? ★

Hailed by the indie ‘blogosphere’ as this decade’s answer to the Talking Heads in 2011, London three-piece Theme Park showed early promise before lacklustre reviews of their 2013 debut brought the band crashing down to earth. It’s taken four years for a follow-up to arrive, but on follow-up Is This How It Starts? Theme Park…

Music, OldVenue

So, what’s new?

The roll call of records scheduled for release in 2015 is already brimming with high-profile names, with everyone from pop super-producer Mark Ronson to hip-hop misogynist Akon, all eyeing big returns in the next 12 months. Early reviews of Ronson’s latest full-length suggest it is set to become the club soundtrack of 2015, and with…

Arts, OldVenue

Breathing Life into Sketch Comedy

Having seen a meteoric rise in popularity since picking up a ‘Best Newcomer’ nomination at 2006’s Edinburgh fringe festival, comedy duo Cardinal Burns head to Norwich’s Epic Studios on October 16th clutching a British Comedy Award for their prime-time Channel 4 sketch show. Daniel Jeakins spoke to one half of Britain’s hottest new double act,…

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    Favourite song covers
    Ma’am, this is a Wendy’s
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    Favourite song covers
    Is this author 14 years old with absolutely zero knowledge on music? Has to be. Two out of three songs are irrelevant. Both by shitty bands. Who paid for this?…
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    Should we mourn GCSE poetry?
    Wonderful article! Very insightful and brilliantly communicated. I wasn't aware of this issue before, but this article has really brought it to light for me. Thank you very much!
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